If you suddenly develop a hoarse voice at this time of year, allergies or a virus are usually the cause. Your voice should return to normal in a few days and can be soothed with increased fluids, humidity, and voice rest. If your voice sounds hoarse or raspy for longer than two weeks, it may be a symptom of a more serious problem. Our providers can easily use a small camera to look at your throat and vocal cords when you visit our offices. One of the most common causes of chronic or recurrent hoarseness is laryngoesophageal reflux or acid from the stomach irritating the vocal cords, especially at night, even if you don’t have classic heartburn or indigestion.(http://www.entandsleep.com/websites/entandsleepnew/templates/ENTandSleep/images/Reflux.pdf)

Posted on Mon, January 4, 2016 by Beth Fernandez filed under Hoarseness Reflux

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